Everyone needs a Jim

So, I have a friend named Jim.  We work together, but we're friends outside the office as well.

For the moment,I'll tell you the role he fills as my office husband.

He lets me vent, doesn't judge and we keep each other up to speed on gossip.

That's the 30,000 foot view.  It's much richer and more textured than that.

Fairly often, we'll proof emails for one another - not for spelling and grammar - because we're both excellent writers, but for tone and crazy - because we're both human.

Today, I had him look at one that he told me to "send as-is".  Letting me know it was neither too bitchy nor too whiny.

It's kind of a shame that I have to have an editorial board for that, but I do.

But really, everyone needs a Jim.